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KNX Association eNews - March 2014




1. New from KNX Standard

News from Standard

During a number of recent audits at new candidate test labs for KNX accreditation, the KNX audit team established that some of the existing KNX test requirements still left room for interpretation, would be better understandable if structured differently or would lower the test effort considerably if reworked. This resulted in a thorough revision of a number of parts from the KNX Standard Volume 8 (KNX conformity test specifications), the result of which can from now on be found on the KNX FTP Server. One concrete part on the Transport Layer tests has been completely reworked, to do away with the need for the use of specific KNX test interfaces and  allow the performance of TL tests fully based on USB, reducing test effort considerably.

For more information about the KNX Standard, visit: http://www.knx.org/knx-en/knx/technology/standardisation/index.php


2. KNX Specifications version 2.1 now available

KNX Specifications 2.1

t has been already more than four years since KNX proudly presented Version 2.0 , in which a large number of KNX system extensions – that were previously documented in Application Notes – were fully integrated into the body text. Now we are happy to announce you the 2.1 Release of the KNX Standard. Four years have indeed passed, implying 4 years of thorough work of KNX technical working and expert groups. Just to name a few of these extensions and novelties, now materializing in the form of this version 2.1:

  • KNX Data Security and Security at KNXnet/IP level
  • New Profiles for the true support of Radio Frequency in ETS
  • Making KNX RF more robust and future proof via the Multi extension
  • New standardised KNX Datapoint Types for new application domains (e.g. DPT Prioritised Scene Control for load management)
  • Flexible E-Mode Channels – an innovative way of allowing to extend the current E-Mode Channels with additional Group Objects and parameters
  • Functional Block Profiles , introducing the possibility for manufacturers to choose between different flavors of common application descriptions
  • Functional Block Profiles , introducing the possibility for manufacturers to choose between different flavors of common application descriptions
  • Master Reset and Configuration Signature, allowing manufacturers to reset their devices to predefined factory states respectively allowing a counter to keep track of changes in device settings
  • Bringing existing mask versions to the IP level (e.g. Mask 57B0h)
  • A completely overhauled Coupler 2.0 model, of which forthcoming KNX TP1/RF Media couplers will be the first realization

 For more information about the KNX Specifications, visit:http://www.knx.org/knx-en/knx/technology/specifications/index.php


3. KNX Association welcomes to the KNX Community

KNX Certified Training Centre Logo

New Certified KNX Training Centres

For the complete list of certified KNX Training Centres, visit: http://www.knx.org/knx-en/community/training-centres/list/index.php

KNX Scientific Partner logo

New KNX Scientific Partners

  • (Germany)
  • (Germany)
  • (Germany)
  • (Sweden)
  • (Germany)
  • (Lithuania)

For the complete list of certified KNX Scientific Partners, visit: http://www.knx.org/knx-en/community/scientific-partners/list/index.php

KNX National Group logo

New KNX National Groups

For the complete list of KNX National Groups, visit: http://www.knx.org/knx-en/community/national-groups/about/index.php

KNX Userclun logo

New KNX Userclubs

  • KNX User Group Hong Kong
  • KNX Userclub India
  • KNX Userclub Kuwait
  • KNX Userclub Malaysia

For the complete list of KNX Userclubs, visit: http://www.knx.org/knx-en/community/userclubs/list/index.php


4. Register now for the KNX Top Event

KNX Top Event 2012 audiencezoom

We would cordially like to invite you and anyone accompanying you to celebrate the KNX Award 2014 ceremony with us on Tuesday, 1st April 2014 at 6.30 – 8.00 pm (aperitif from 5.30 pm). The event will take place in the Building ‘Forum’ at the Frankfurt Fair grounds, during the light+building 2014 trade show. Enjoy over refreshments the environment and the view of the Panorama-Hall together with your business partners and friends. Join us for the the official World Premiere of the ETS5, together with other participants from over 50 countries. Congratulate with us the winners of the KNX Awards for their excellent achievements in the field of building control. A live show of outstanding artists will perform during this Top Event. Relax and bring the day at the trade show to a close at our After Show Party.

Register now at: http://topevent.knx.org


5. New book now available: KNX for LEED


KNX Association now offers a new book, called: KNX for LEED, Enhancing LEED certification through implementing KNX technology. This guide brings forth, in a simplified way, solutions to comply with LEED strategies. Without going into highly technical concepts, what is offered is a knowledge that serves as orientation for the sustainable buildings consultant. 

Any professional used to working with the principles proposed in LEED certification will be able to detect, when going deeper into the matter, that the standard KNX technology can help in the implementation of numerous strategies that are taught in the official LEED training, as well as in complying with numerous credits in order to obtain a particular level (platinum, gold…). This is precisely the base on which this guide stands:  concrete solutions for LEED strategies, through the use of standard KNX technology.

The book is available in English and Spanish can now be ordered in the KNX Online Shop.


6. New Press Releases

7. Advantages of KNX Video

 Are you interested to learn more about the main advantages of KNX and the market relevance of KNX worldwide? Or do you want to show the benefits of KNX at your events, showroom, etc. in an easy way?

Then check out the new video: Advantages of KNX

This video is currently available in English, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Greek, Japanese and Korean. More translations will follow.

You can find all videos in the different laguages here: http:www.youtube.com/KNXassociation


8. New national KNX Journal: Belgium

KNX Belgium Journal 2014

The 4th issue of the National KNX Journal - Belgium edition is now available.

This edition, written in Dutch and French, has the following main topics:  

KNX Belgium, your quality assurance
Online KNX Product Catalog ETS App
KNX Projects & Products
Smart control of conventional home appliances 

You can download it here

You can find all KNX Journals here: http://www.knx.org/knx-en/knx-journal/index.php


9. KNX at Fairs and Events

The KNX Team at light+building 2012zoom

For more info, see: http://www.knx.org/knx-en/events/index.php


10. New ETS App: Elplan Demo

Elplan Demo Screenshotzoom

EIplan demo version for a maximum of 5 Groups Eiplan_Demo has the following features: Setting of floor plans and spaces - fully available Setting up of KNX devices for the Automatic Assignment - fully available Drawing of lamps and sockets in the floor plan - limited to 5 circuits per floor plan. Automatic generation and assignment of group addresses - Limited to 5 groups. Drawing of KNX devices in the plan (eg key and RTR) - fully available Plan of distribution cabinets with KNX devices and fuses - fully available Print BOMs and plans - fully available All work that can have you created with the demo be edited with the full version on. After purchasing the full version of the demo can be used on a second PC with the above functions on.

For an overview of all available ETS Apps, visit: http://www.knx.org/knx-en/software/ets-apps/features/index.php


11. March sales action: ETS App of the month

Split & Merge Screenshotzoom

With the ETS App “Split & Merge” you can split a previously defined project into two, three or more parts and merge it again after completion of the entire project. For one month only - in March 2014 -  it will be the right occasion for you to discover this ETS App at a reduced price! From 01.30.2014 until 31.03.2014 you can buy it and get a rebate of 50% on its regular price. You can order this ETS App via your KNX Online Shop account. More information about this offer and how to benefit from it, will be available on the KNX Online Shop (menu SPECIAL OFFER).

For an overview of all available ETS Apps, visit: http://www.knx.org/knx-en/software/ets-apps/features/index.php


For any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact